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Architectural Drafter Jobs Concord NH

Drafters can expect slower than average employment growth, with the best opportunities expected for those with at least 2 years of postsecondary training.

NH WORKS Concord
(603) 228-4100
10 West Street
Concord, NH
 
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers
(603) 224-4239
48 Airport Rd
Concord, NH
 
NH WORKS Manchester
(603) 656-6557
300 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH
 
National Able Network
(603) 623-5627
997 Elm St
Manchester, NH

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New Eng Teamsters & Baking Industry Health Benefits
(978) 681-0852
51 Goffstown Rd Ste 1
Manchester, NH
 
Concord Local 1045 Firefighters
(603) 224-3020
100 Hall St Ste 101
Concord, NH
 
Contractors Risk Management Inc
(603) 225-3335
33 Fisherville Rd
Concord, NH
 
American Postal Workers Union
(603) 669-2414
450 Hanover St
Manchester, NH
 
Working Future
(603) 622-5935
200 Elm St Ste 10
Manchester, NH
 
Youth Educational Employment Service
(603) 623-1399
913 Elm St
Manchester, NH
 
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Architectural Drafter Career

Architectural Drafters


Career Outlook

Drafters can expect slower than average employment growth, with the best opportunities expected for those with at least 2 years of postsecondary training.

Employment change. Employment of drafters is expected to grow by 4 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is slower than the average for all occupations. However, growth will vary by specialty.

Architectural and civil drafting is expected to be the fastest growing specialty, increasing by 9 percent, which is about as fast as the average . Increases in overall construction activity stemming from U.S. population growth and the related need to improve the Nation's infrastructure should spur demand for drafters trained in architectural and civil design.

In contrast to employment of architectural and civil drafters, little or no change in employment is expected of mechanical drafters and of electronic and electrical drafters. Many of these workers are concentrated in slow-growing or declining manufacturing industries that offer few opportunities for growth related to expansion. However, increasingly complex design problems associated with new products and manufacturing processes will increase the demand for mechanical drafters and electronic and electrical drafters employed in engineering and drafting services firms that will be charged with finding solutions to these problems.

Across all specialties, CADD systems that are more powerful and easier to use will allow many tasks to be done by other technical professionals, thus curbing demand for drafters. Job growth also...

Career Overview

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

Salary for Architectural Drafters


 25th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
Mean
U.S. $35,290
($16.97)
$55,740
($26.80)
$46,390
($22.30)
Annual figures are on top. Hourly figures are below in parentheses.
N/A = Information not available

Majors for this Career

  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  • Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD

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